Gerald McCoy Enjoys New Schiano Order

April 19th, 2012

Tuesday must have been a rude awakening for Bucs players when they stepped onto the practice fields of One Buc Palace.

In recent years past, they were likely welcomed, patted on the back, joked with and met by rap music.

This year, rap music was replaced by the barking, direct orders of new Bucs coach Greg Schiano.

In many ways it is a culture shock if not a culture change. And it seems Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy is right with the move, so he explained to eye-RAH! Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune.

“He’s definitely re-established order,” McCoy said. “You can kind of tell we lost a little discipline and order around here, but he’s re-established it very well and he’s made it very clear that there will be order. Nobody in the building is exempt. If we’re going to turn this thing around, it has to be the whole organization, not just players and coaches.”

GMC went on to add Schiano’s intense focus on every tiny detail is the same as his old college coach Bob Stoops.

Now Joe is not applauding the New Schiano Order at One Buc Palace just because Schiano was hollering in the wind at the first workout. Hell, anyone can yell and scream. That’s not the point.

Schiano wanted even the most trivial things following properly; there was no task too small, even how to place one’s feet on a sideline chalk.

Doing the little things the right way, a habitual trait, means the big things will take care of themselves. There are clips of Vince Lombardi saying this, George Allen too.

Even a clip of Father Dungy with the creamsicle Bucs, clapping his hands for effect as players warmed up in the foreground, saying, “We do the little things the right way all the time.”

35 Responses to “Gerald McCoy Enjoys New Schiano Order”

  1. Bobby Says:

    The little things are so important. I was probably most excited about the tempo of practice. That should eliminate our slow starts. Everyone was so shocked at the tempo of New England last year but they practice that way. You can’t practice one way and play another. That’s why so many players from Rutgers were NFL ready…they practiced at an NFL level. Can’t wait for the season to start.

  2. Stevek Says:

    Go GMC, we need you out there wreaking havoc!

    Can not wait to see he and Price HEALTHY TOGETHER.

  3. Mr. Patrick Says:

    It is now time to be a proffessional football team.

  4. Kujolw84 Says:

    Well I hope this works out, I miss the Dungy era when we went to playoffs and won games. I liked Jon Gruden, but not as a head coach. I feel Dungy deserved that ring, but oh well and Bruce Allen dont’ get me started F’in IDIOT!! He wasted a lot of draft picks and him and Gruden never tried to develop or draft a young QB. Raheem and Mark I thought were just as stupid paying so high for K2, getting D.Wade and B.Leftwich(over Jeff Garcia WTF). Greg Schiano well hopefully bring this team back to the playoffs.

  5. Miguel Grande Says:

    I believe Dungy was fired for his laid back style and his lack of the ability to win playoff games. Gruden came in and convinced the veterans that they had to pound the rock to win a Super Bowl.

    Gruden was fired for his micro-management style and incomprehensible offensive style that was purposely confusing in the hopes that he might get a mismatch on one or two plays a game. He had lost the veterans belief in his system after one successful season.

    What will Schiano do in his tenure here? That is still to be seen but his track record is not so impressive.

  6. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Off topic…does anyone think the refs targetted the Bucs because of Talib last year? He did, after all, mouth off and threaten them from time to time.

    I ask because if we get Mo, and with Wright starting opposite, penalties will likey decrease.

  7. OAR Says:

    If Dungy was deserving of that ring, he should have got it himself! He had plenty of opportunities. Allen got us out of cap hell. Draft picks are a crap shoot mostly. Gruden and Allen had some bad ones for sure, but Monte Im sure had all the say on defensive picks. Raheem sucked as head coach way over his head and Dom well he’s had some good and bad picks too.
    But, all that is water under the Franklin! Let’s get on with the new regime and era in Tampa Bay Buccaneer football!

  8. OAR Says:

    They probablly did and do. Refs seem to target many teams and players for different reasons.

  9. kaput Says:

    Almost every head coach in the NFL gets fires, it’s a just a matter of how soon.

  10. Garv Says:

    These are exciting times again. Optimism breeds exciting times.
    Like what I’m hearing and hoping injuries can be avoided as much as possible.

  11. Garv Says:


    The team and it’s head coach the won the Super Bowl HAS their rings and OBVIOUSLY deserve them.

    Well, those who haven’t “lost” theirs anyway…………..

  12. Luther Says:

    I am so tired of it was Dungy’s Team. People forget that was “Gruden’s Team” on the other side for that Superbowl. The same team that killed us 45-0 with Gruden at the helm a couple of years before that Superbowl. Dungy was a main reason for us having the personel on the field but so was Sam Wyche. Gruden has the ring and deservedly so.

  13. thomas 2.2 Says:

    “He’s definitely re-established order,” McCoy said.

    what a scathing indictment of rahrah morris! I always believed that those 2 were not fond of each other – especially after Rah said publicly that Gerald’s poor “pop warner fundamentals” were responsible for his injuries.

    It seems to me that those 2 hold each other responsible – Gerald holds rah responsible for Gerald being a bust thus far – Rah hold gerald responsible for not living up to expectations costing rah his job.

    BTW – I read another internet article from late March 2012 regarding 7 biggest busts of the last 10 years and guess who was on the list: Gerald McCoy.

    That is another periodical calling Gerald a bust thus far. I guess they aren’t buying the invisible “disruption” sales-pitch!


  14. thomas 2.2 Says:

    Exactly right Luther!

    Gruden completely re-built the offense (Pittman, Dilger,Mccardell, Oben, Brad Johnson) and added key parts on defense (Simeon Rice) if memory serves.

    Not sure about Simeon he may have come in the year before.

  15. BigBear Says:

    @Thomas 2.2 “BTW – I read another internet article from late March 2012 regarding 7 biggest busts of the last 10 years and guess who was on the list: Gerald McCoy.”

    I searched for this and couldn’t find it. Please point me to it.

  16. OAR Says:

    SI had that story and McCoy was not on their top 10 list of biggest busts since 2000 in NFL history! Where was your article from? Imagination and dreams don’t count.
    BTW Simeon was here as was Brad Johnson. Atleast, pay attention to the team and its history and players!
    “Not sure….” should be your staple pre-comment!

  17. Bobby Says:

    “I read another internet article last night”….. LOL! Thomas you are so entertaining. I read an article about the 10 biggest ass holes that post on here and guess who was on top of the list? Right! You were! Those internet articles with no source quoted are so authoritative. Was that by the same guy who said we were trading Talib? Maybe you just made it up like the supposed quote by Morris about McCoy that never actually happened. I know the quote you are talking about Thomas and ‘Pop Warner Fundamentals’ were never mentioned. Morris said the injury came from reaching out and trying to arm tackle. Might have been bad technique but at least he was trying to tackle which most of the team failed at for 10 straight games. You’re stupid enough to pick out the one of the very few guys who gave consistent effort when he played and ask the rest of us to buy into your idiotic commentary. I find it my job to beat you down and make you look even smaller and more pathetic than you actually are. It’s very easy work and you consistently give me plenty of material. Thanks!

  18. patrickbucs Says:

    BigBear Says:

    April 19th, 2012 at 11:05 am
    @Thomas 2.2 “BTW – I read another internet article from late March 2012 regarding 7 biggest busts of the last 10 years and guess who was on the list: Gerald McCoy.”

    I searched for this and couldn’t find it. Please point me to it.

    Thomas is probably quoting his own novel he’s posted on here about Rah and GMC over the last year or so.. the same comments over and over and over.. My guess is he won’t reply again on this because it doesn’t exist. I’ve never commented on him before, but it’s like listening to a skipping record. He spits out articles and quotes “that he reads” with off course no links or sources.. right on dude

  19. Matt Says:

    People say they want Price and McCoy playing together at the same time, i could be wrong but in college didnt they both play the 3 technique and not the nose?

    Few years ago when the Vikes had the Williams wall they were incredible. Doesn’t it work best to have a primary runstuffer/block eater and pass rusher/ disrupter like the Williams wall?

    If this is case then why the hell did we draft two players that play the same position? or am i barking up the wrong tree?

  20. lj Says:

    Thomas with his hate for this guy seems almost like some who may have some weird feelings for him,that make him hate the guy so much

  21. OAR Says:

    You are correct. I was the one of first to say, ignore him and try and not reply to him, myself with the understanding that he might just go away, but he didnt and he hasn’t so…….

  22. patrickbucs Says:


    It’s so tiring, at least come up with a new take or don’t comment.

    I personally am giving everyone on this team (even Biggers, if on team)
    a new fresh start. By game 10-12 we will know how much coaching really hurt this team last few years and/or Dom’s picks. By that time even if 3-7, 4-6 or so the team should be showing vast improvement week to week imo.

  23. BigMacAttack Says:

    Dear Thomas,
    Thanks for bringing me back to reality and getting back to your true form.

    I also read recently that Doug Williams signed as backup QB with the Bucs, age 56, to help Freeman. Doesn’t mean it’s true, which it isn’t, but it was written.

  24. OAR Says:

    I agree!

    Too funny!

  25. 941-Bucs Says:


    you just so made me LOL.


    I personally think they should move Price over and have him in rotation with GMC. It would extend both of their (injury prone) bodies for longer careers. It would also limit them from getting re-injured. All awhile allowing both players to play their true positions.

    Bow that we have Okoye (can’t spell his name right). He can start at NT in rotation with Frank Okam.

    Would be a mean rotation, but i guess Dom really wants to have Price and GMC side by side.

  26. Snook Says:

    The more and more I listen to and see Schiano, the more I’m convinced he’ll be the perfect blend of the discipline of Dungy and the fire of Gruden.

  27. Matt Says:


    Thanks man, im pretty sure Okoye is a 3 technique too? If this is the case our only true noses are okam (hasnt done much) and miller (nothing more than a backup)

    With the benefit of hindsight then, we can say it was one hell of an odd decision to get two high draft picks that play the same position? surely it would have been better to get McCoy and a nose tackle, or Eric Berry at 3 and Price instead of McCoy and pick up a nose later?

    Or maybe Dominik and Raheem’s thinking was that if one is a bust we’ll have one star player who can fill the role of the other and we will look like draft gurus.

  28. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Seriously Thomas, why do you feel the need to hate on Raheem and GMC with every single post? Have you nothing else in your life? Are times that bad? Is your wife not taking care of you? This article is about Schiano first and foremost. Just once it would be nice if you could make a post that didn’t involve your weird feelings towards those two guys.

  29. DAN Says:

    found the article, on the esteemed midwestsportsfans website. he also wrote the well known article ‘how i met Dan Rooney and Got to wear a superbowl ring.’

    he has Alex Smith as the biggest draft bust for his year,

    the guy who went 13 and 3 this year.

  30. thomas 2.2 Says:

    I am sorry – it was the last 7 years, not 10 years. I have provided the link below:

  31. BigMacAttack Says:

    Thomas, I feel that you should start attacking the Redskin Blogs and letting the fans there know what is in store for them with Raheem and his crew. I mean just go on there and start “Hating the S#!t out of Raheem”. I’m sure you could find serious pleasure in that. If you decide to do it, let me know how it goes. You could start the whole vicious circle all over again. What fun.

  32. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Poor Thomas. Your argument was so much better before you posted that link. Now it is confirmed that you have sh!t for brains (no offense to sh!t around the world). Good ‘OL – the gem of sports journalism!

  33. SteveK Says:

    Our D is going to be as good as the health of our D-Line.

    Let’s all hope: Bowers, Price and GMC can come into camp 100% healthy.

  34. Miguel Grande Says:

    Let’s all hope that JaMarcus Russell loses 80LBS and shakes that nasty chronic cough. McCoy might then pass him on the worst bust list.

    Thomas 2.2 nails it again.

  35. Tampa2 Says:

    Keep posting Thomas. You are right more than wrong. Seems a lot of posters that bashed you, (and some of us) for saying Raheem was nothing more than an inept amatuer have changed their tune. And Gerald McCoy was/is/and will be a bust at his position. GMC needs to learn that he can’t “twitter” his way through an offensive line. And I believe Shiano will not put up with his candy a*& too long.